7,277 reputation
31530
bio website
location California
age
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen 1 hour ago

I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, doing part time website development using all open source tools like Vim, PHP, Javascript/jQuery, etc for local businesses. I'm semi-retired, so I only do jobs that I want to do.


1d
comment Permissions on HDD
Do you know what type of file system is on the disk? If so, you should tell us. Are you mounting it with the mount command, or in fstab, or just the default within Nautilus? I'm assuming you just need to change the owner, which would give you permission, but does anyone else need to access the drive besides you?
2d
comment Dual-booting a new build. --Which OS first?--
Actually, you might be able to cut and paste the partitions using gparted if you do it right (boot from a live CD/USB first of all). Making it bootable might be possible with GRUB if you know how.
Nov
18
comment Can't log in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Did you possibly use the program CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) or another desktop customization program? Any other settings changed since last reboot, especially related to desktop or video? Also, can you successfully log in as guest (assuming it's not disabled)? It's probably a single configuration file that's causing a problem, but that's just a guess.
Nov
18
answered Internet Connection Error with updating Ubuntu
Nov
17
comment How to create link that can be followed in SFTP?
What sftp client are you using? When I use sftp in a terminal or in a browser (sftp://localhost), I can move to any folder including root.
Nov
17
comment 64 bit architecture dual boot
Yes, but the recommended is 1 GB, not 2 GB, so he actually has twice the recommended memory. The minimum is 512 MB. More memory is good, but not everyone can or wishes to spend the money. Also, from what I read, running 32-bit RubyMine might help, which I don't think that requires 32-bit Ubuntu. Also, IMO, your answer is too obviously biased; it's pretty obvious you do not like Unity.
Nov
17
answered 64 bit architecture dual boot
Nov
17
revised 64 bit architecture dual boot
added 5 characters in body
Nov
17
comment 64 bit architecture dual boot
@Whaaaaaat: I never heard about that - do you have any citations?
Nov
17
comment 64 bit architecture dual boot
And here is a listing of requirements. Perhaps RubyMine needs more, but Chrome should have enough.
Nov
17
comment 64 bit architecture dual boot
OP has 4 times the minimum memory required, twice as much as tested machines with "good" performance, and the same amount as tested machine with "excellent" performance - all figures from Ubuntu official web site. Also, here is a listing of requirements. I don't know about RubyMine, though.
Nov
17
revised 64 bit architecture dual boot
Formatted config and fixed a few grammatical errors.
Nov
15
comment Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
@KasiyA: We don't really know that. I have found that for a very large percentage of questions by novices, they are not worded in such a way that you can take them literally, word for word. Your interpretation is different than mine, but until I hear differently, I will not assume one or the other is what he actually wanted.
Nov
15
revised Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
added 255 characters in body
Nov
15
comment Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
Do you want the names of the directories by themselves, or just the files in the directories? ie, do you want, for example, "Music", "Music/file1.mp3", ..., "Pictures", "pic1.jpg", ...
Nov
15
comment Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
Granted. I assumed he meant the contents of the folders, but that could be incorrect. Hopefully, he will comment or edit his question to clear it up.
Nov
15
revised Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
added 70 characters in body
Nov
15
comment Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
find -printf "%P\n" > file will also print the directory names by themselves. I suggest you use the switch I specified, -type f, to only list filenames.
Nov
15
answered Get all file paths from a certain point and pipe to text file
Nov
14
answered How would I broadcast a http website over WiFi?